Friday, June 19, 2009

FAIR formed to oppose '9 is Fine' charter amendment

This just in from Terry Biel:

Terry Biel Establishes FAIR Committee to Defeat Council Restructuring

Candidate says scheme amounts to “wholesale disenfranchisement of Toledo voters”

Toledo, OH – City Council candidate Terry Biel will today form a campaign committee to defeat the so-called “Nine is Fine” initiative. Biel will file a Declaration of Treasurer for the Fair and Inclusive Representation (FAIR) committee today, Friday, June 19, at 3:30 p.m. at the Lucas County Board of Elections.

"This initiative is a wholesale disenfranchisement of Toledo voters," says Biel. "Under the current system, Toledoans vote for seven City Council members each. The proposed system reduces that number to two members per citizen. That’s a step backwards. Voters deserve fair and inclusive representation.”

Biel says the FAIR committee will bring citizens together to defeat the initiative in November.

For additional information, contact Biel at 419.290.6128.

Original announcement of '9 is Fine' campaign

My position on the proposal

1 comment:

Hooda Thunkit (Dave Zawodny) said...

Mr. Biel should bring a healthy debate on the question, which is just fine and as the question is intended to be decided, with healthy debate; nothing wrong with that.

Although Mr. Biels bringing forth a healthy opposition to the matter is more than a bit self serving, in that, if the issue is defeated, he changes his odds of making onto Council from 3 in 28 (or more), to 6 in 28; not that it'll matter that in Mr. Biel's case anyway...

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